Central Market Hall, Budapest

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The largest and oldest indoor market in the city, Central Market Hall, offers a variety of food, candy, spirits, and souvenir stalls. Let your mouth water as you wander the first floor of this Neo-Gothic building past fresh produce, meats, sweets, spices, liquors, and wine. The second floor houses mostly souvenir shops and eateries, and the basement features butcher shops, a fish market, and pickled goods. Built in 1897 and restored in the 1990s, this market was the idea of Budapest's first mayor, Karoly Kamermayer, and is now one of the city's biggest tourist attractions. Try local specialties, such as deep-fried lángos. To visit Central Market Hall and other attractions in Budapest, use our Budapest day trip planner .
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  • Made a pilgrimage to Central Market Hall at 7am. So glad I squeezed this in before heading out to airport. Beautiful architecture with steel structure and glass. Designed by Gustavo Eiffel so fun to.....  more »
  • It is the most beautiful Budapest market hall... It was built in 1897 with beautiful tiled roofs and a colourful facade of patterned orange bricks. You find great food and gifts in this market... You....  more »
  • Brilliant in its its atmosphere and vibrancy. Ok lots of thd same on sale nut its a beautiful building and great for souvenirs.  more »
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  • Many people told me I would love this place and guess what? They were completely right. You have to go! This is an indoor market in here you can find anything you could imagine from cheese, bread, meat, souvenirs, and the most delicious foods and drinks from Budapest. I end up going in here because I was going to go to a culinary walk from the people of taste of hungry and I loved my tour because I got to try and taste many different things in this amazing market. I never felt cold or hot.
  • I cannot fault this place. The Central Market Hall is an essential Budapest experience. Mountains of fresh food on the ground floor. The choice is amazing. Plenty of food bars and souvenir stalls on the upper floor - all of them far cheaper than the dedicated stalls and shops elsewhere in the city. I can definitely recommend buying a langos. Just "plain" with sour cream and cheese. Yummy.
  • You can find everything you need for preparing all kinds of meals for a really good price. One of the best places in Budapest for shopping for food. The only downside is the opening hours. It's not easy to make it before closing time on a work day.
  • This place is simply amazing. You can find various kind of different things since fruits to fish. You can find everything there, the butcheries are good and have better price than the market. Also you can find any kind of nuts and great part of the sellers speak English, so they can guide you to find what you need.
  • This is a very fun very large market. You can buy delicious prepared Hungarian foods in many different booths. There is a cafeteria type restaurant with music sometimes. Every kind of fresh meat, beef, pork, chicken, suck, game meats etc. Also salami and smoked meats of every kind. Souvenirs, leather products, paprika, clothing, does, secret boxes, nesting dolls, Hungarian embroidered cloth. Very fun atmosphere
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